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This is the seventh in a series of consumer guides that describe fish and shellfish farmed in the Midwest region of the United States. (See Walleye Farmed Fish Fact SheetYellow Perch Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, Tilapia Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, Rainbow Trout Farmed Fished Fact Sheet, Pacific White Shrimp Farmed Fish Fact Sheet, and American Paddlefish Farmed Fish Fact Sheet). The fact sheet also includes culinary characteristics, cooking tips and a recipe for Classic Fried Catfish.




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Recommended Citation

Shambach, Amy. Channel catfish farmed fish fact sheet. Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Report: IISG21-SFA-BRC-054.

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Amy Shambach, Ethan Chitty, Hope Charters, Joel Davenport



Focus Areas

Environmental Literacy and Workforce Development, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture


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